At the University’s Marine Institute, our aim is to better understand the relationship between the way we live, the seas around us, and the development of sustainable policy solutions.
Every year, the United Nations World Oceans Day designates 8 June for celebrating the role of oceans in our everyday life, and inspiring action for their protection. For 2020, the UN's theme placed the global spotlight on ‘innovation for a sustainable ocean’, with highlights including ocean solutions and entrepreneurship, science, technology and deep-sea exploration, and the blue economy; key areas that strongly resonate with our marine research and expertise.
As we marked the day, and the wider activities of World Ocean Week, we reflected on the role the University plays in securing a healthier, protected future for our oceans, from expanding global knowledge on key issues to innovating new methods of sustainable marine resource management.
Our marine conservation experts also led a number of events across the week through their involvement in the One Ocean Hub. These sessions brought together experts from across the world to share knowledge with the hope of informing future policy recommendations – details below.